Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th, coinciding with the date of the independence of several Latin American countries, through October 15th.
With this shortlist of Hispanic-owned businesses, you are invited to experience the richness of Hispanic culture as showcased throughout Southern California. Gather with your friends and family for delicious food as you dine in restaurants that showcase traditional Latin flavors. Decorate your home with lively plants or your body with artistic hand-made goods. You can even add a few self-care tricks to your daily routine. We hope that you will find a business that connects to you and welcomes a mas amor for our cuidad!
FOOD & DRINK
El Rincon Criollo
There may be other Cuban restaurants in Los Angeles, but none catch the true flavor of the native land. Cuba was the place to go for food, fun, music, and gambling. El Rincon Criollo in Spanish means “the creole corner” and this little corner on Sepulveda is the place to enjoy lunch or dinner anytime.
4361 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
Esperanza is the South Bay’s newest dining destination – serving a contemporary twist on traditional Sonoran recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients, as well as expertly crafted, playful cocktails.
309 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Taco Mesa offers contemporary cuisine honoring our ancestors, our bodies, and the earth. Our new menu features GMO-free corn infused with herbs and spices from our in-house Tortilleria Organica.
647 W. 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
This kitchen offers the flavors of the unexplored cuisine of Venezuela to all food lovers. This is authentic home cooking, 100% Gluten, and MSG-free. Our menu is full of flavor, made with fresh and natural ingredients with unique Latin flavors that combine all the different regions of Venezuela.
320 W 5th St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Plantiitas is a queer and POC-owned small business plant shop. Carrying a carefully curated collection of tropical houseplants, stylish planters, and handcrafted goods. Great for your personal collection or as a gift idea, you are sure to find what you need at reasonable prices.
The L.A. Garden
Founder Dianna Martinez decided to take a leap of faith and leave her day job to create what we know today as The L.A. Garden or TLAG for short. As time progressed so did her ideas. She began to think out of the box and created her first "cajita" featuring her highly acclaimed succulent arrangements and customized Latin-inspired art.
The Plant Chica
Born in South Central LA to Salvadoran immigrant parents, Sandra and her siblings grew up helping their mother choose flowers and plants for the church where her father worked as a pastor. Sandra quickly inherited her mother’s love of plants and the joy they bring to people’s lives.
GIFTS & GOODS
Lil’ Libros was created to inspire parents to read to their children and encourage them to do so in two languages. At Lil’ Libros, we celebrate Latin American culture and important figures in its history.
At Siembra Heritage, we work directly with artisans from remote areas of Argentina to bring you one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces crafted with natural materials. This means, no two items are exactly alike. Our hands-to-store approach allows the artisans to create freely, while our shop remains loyal to small batch production.
We fully support the DIY ideology and hand-crafted artwork, jewelry, fashion, and home decor. Our Chicano team is all about craft and design Hecho con Amor. Mi Vida team members design, print, and manufacture all of our products in Los Angeles.
BEAUTY & WELLNESS
Lilly Cabral and My Thai come from very family-centric cultures, Latinx and Asian - where food is culture. Calivolve is an extension of our cultures, our love of food, and California roots. That is why we painstakingly use only the highest quality ingredients, combining decadent chocolate with natural hemp extract.
We strongly believe that using natural and eco-friendly products is the safest and most effective way to lift your spirit and feel your best. We do this by crafting the highest quality natural products that contain only the purest, non-toxic ingredients with an added hint of magic. Reclaim your POWER one bar of soap at a time.
Built on a foundation of conscious self-care and environmental stewardship, Wildland is committed to helping you live a lighter, more sustainable life. More essentialists than minimalists, we aim to provide a full line of multi-use, travel-friendly, and eco-conscious hair and body care products, that allow you to live light and live luxuriously.